Blog - Jesus

Creating a Monstrous God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 09, 2019 • 45 Comments

Christianity is deeply rooted in fear-based ideas that have nothing to do with Jesus. Indeed, nearly every Christian notion is an active repudiation of the Lord’s Gospel teachings! We have talked about awful elements of Christianity that came out of the first-millennium councils, while so far ignoring the rotten fruit of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation.... Read More

Planning For Spiritual Growth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 19, 2019 • 87 Comments

This universe exists to give us a place where we can begin to grow spiritually. It may serve other purposes too, but I haven’t seen good ideas about that; and it is clear now that this material universe is key to the process of helping us all to embark upon an eternity of ever more... Read More

Am I Growing Spiritually?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 12, 2019 • 41 Comments

As we continue to talk about spiritual growth, I have been hearing from more and more people who ask how they will be able to tell when they are growing spiritually. I used to wonder about that, too! But having worked at my own spiritual growth and been amazed both by how easy it is... Read More

A Saint For Today

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 17, 2019 • 25 Comments

One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in recent years has been the number of people I hear from now who are feeling a call to serve Spirit. Often they don’t understand this urge, this inchoate itch they feel compelled to scratch, nor even are most of them certain that it really is an itch... Read More

We Cannot Live in Fear

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 06, 2019 • 28 Comments

I was born at the end of the Second World War. When I was a child, the cold war was hot! I don’t think anyone younger than retirement age can comprehend what it was like to be an American child in the early fifties. We expected to be bombed at any moment, to the point... Read More

Do Not Judge

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 29, 2019 • 30 Comments

The Gospel teachings of Jesus include the most radical directives ever given. His ideas seem so revolutionary to most of us that, as the lay theologian G.K. Chesterton so memorably said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting—it has been found difficult and left untried.” The teachings of Jesus are divine commands,... Read More

What the Spirit Says to the Churches

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 25, 2019 • 42 Comments

There are more than forty thousand versions of Christianity worldwide.  Many are the size of a single building, but a few are gigantic: the Catholic Church has 1.2 billion members, and the United Methodist Church alone has more than twelve million members worldwide. Most of the differences among denominations are minor, but they are enough... Read More

He Lives!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 20, 2019 • 23 Comments

We know for certain now that Jesus is real! He came from the highest aspect of the Godhead, and He entered a body two millennia ago with a set of goals that included teaching us how to lift ourselves spiritually so together we can transform the world. All the forty thousand religious variants that profess... Read More

Now He Rises

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 13, 2019 • 20 Comments

The most amazing discovery of my life is the fact that Jesus is a genuine Being Who came to us as God on earth. Having faith without evidence to back it up is useless! Who cares what you or I might believe? But we can prove now based on the testimony of people that we... Read More

Living in the Kingdom of God on Earth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 06, 2019 • 35 Comments

It is so hard to convey to you what living in the kingdom of God on earth will be like that we have spent a  few preparatory months in  sharing background information. There has been so much that you needed to know in order for what we say here to make sense that if you... Read More